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Grammys 2022: Louis CK Wins Best Comedy Album Award Even After Admitting Sexual Misconduct. Social Media Is Pissed

April 04, 2022 | by Ritu Sanghvi

Back in 2017, when the #MeToo movement had just taken off, a minimum of 5 women had come out and accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct and also alleged that the comedian had masturbated in front of them and fellow comedians. Following this, he lost multiple film deals with studios and networks. The comedian had then also gone on record and confessed to the allegations in a statement that read: “These stories are true”. After which, C.K made multiple attempts to relaunch himself in the industry but all in vain since his efforts were met by in-person protest and online backlash. But on April 4 (IST), Sincerely Louis CK, the comedy album made by the comedian won a Grammys for the best comedy album. Needless to say, the win was enough to enrage a lot of people on social media.

On April 4 (IST), the 64th Annual Grammys Awards took place wherein many artists and their works were appreciated and applauded. Out of the many, that won the award was none other than Louis C.K. The comedian’s Sincerely Louis CK won the best comedy album. It is in this special, that he addresses all the sexual misconduct allegations that were made against him during the #MeToo movement and also shares his experience of showing up in public after these incidents came to life.

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Needless to say, his win irked many members from those in the industry as well as those from outside of the industry. From Sarah Ann Masse to Jen Kirkman, many reacted rather aggressively to the comedian’s win at the Grammys. Check out their tweets: 

https://twitter.com/MoiraDonegan/status/1510780145702952961?s=20&t=CxcyyC4ZFGUo-BDi5-PAUQ

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https://twitter.com/meyrude/status/1510782821576568834?s=20&t=CxcyyC4ZFGUo-BDi5-PAUQ

It truly is pathetic to see that on one side Will Smith has a case filed against him and is losing out on projects for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars and here a disgraced comedian is enjoying a Grammys award. This is insensitive and extremely insulting to all the women out there who gathered the courage to speak out about their sexual abuses.

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